is one of those things which no person can get to the bottom of, there is so much of it and such variety.
Heaped up on the floor, to form a kind of throne, were turkeys, geese, game, poultry
, brawn, great joints of meat, sucking-pigs, long wreaths of sausages, mince-pies, plum-puddings, barrels of oysters, red-hot chestnuts, cherry-cheeked apples, juicy oranges, luscious pears, immense twelfth-cakes, and seething bowls of punch, that made the chamber dim with their delicious steam.
Young gentlemen likes poultry
in general: have a fowl
For what were these if not to be merry at appropriate times, interchanging visits and poultry
with due frequency, paying each other old-established compliments in sound traditional phrases, passing well-tried personal jokes, urging your guests to eat and drink too much out of hospitality, and eating and drinking too much in your neighbour's house to show that you liked your cheer?
Pardon me, your worship," said Sancho, "for, as I cannot read or write, as I said just now, I neither know nor comprehend the rules of the profession of chivalry: henceforward I will stock the alforjas with every kind of dry fruit for your worship, as you are a knight; and for myself, as I am not one, I will furnish them with poultry
and other things more substantial.
I have always heard how cheap poultry
is in Italy; I should think a fowl is worth about twelve sous at Rome.
For a hundred francs a year, she cooked and did the housework, washed, ironed, mended, harnessed the horse, fattened the poultry
, made the butter and remained faithful to her mistress--although the latter was by no means an agreeable person.
She inquired into Charlotte's domestic concerns familiarly and minutely, gave her a great deal of advice as to the management of them all; told her how everything ought to be regulated in so small a family as hers, and instructed her as to the care of her cows and her poultry
If a hog, go join your fellow-swine in the sty; if a lion, a wolf, a tiger, go howl with the wild beasts on the lawn; if a fox, go exercise your craft in stealing poultry
I'd ha' been glad to behave to you like a mother's sister, if you'd come and live i' this country where there's some shelter and victual for man and beast, and folks don't live on the naked hills, like poultry
a-scratching on a gravel bank.
At length the royal bargain was concluded; the necessary supply of hogs obtained, besides several goats, two sheep, a quantity of poultry
, and vegetables in abundance.
Oakshott, 117, Brixton Road, egg and poultry
And she was sent into the kitchen, and made to fetch wood and water, to blow the fire, pluck the poultry
, pick the herbs, sift the ashes, and do all the dirty work.
He has bought two specimens of poultry
, which, if there be any truth in adages, were certainly not caught with chaff, to be prepared for the spit; he has amazed and rejoiced the family by their unlooked-for production; he is himself directing the roasting of the poultry
; and Mrs.
Inchbare is associated with the poultry
; the poultry
are associated with the gardener's wife; the gardener's wife is associated with the gardener--and so the gardener gets into my head.